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The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Related Issues (Ratification) Law 2011
18.02.2011
Area(s) of Practice: Human Rights Law

The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and Related Issues (Ratification) Law 2011


The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, as well as the Optional Protocol to the Convention were ratified on 17th February, 2011. The purpose of the Convention is to protect and ensure the full and equal enjoyment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by all persons with disabilities and promote respect for their dignity. In particular, the Convention lays down general principles and obligations, as well as the measures which the contracting parties undertake to adopt for the full and effective participation of persons with disabilities in all areas of life.

By virtue of Article 33 of the Convention, national mechanisms for the implementation and monitoring shall be established in each contracting party. In addition, with regard to the monitoring process, the said Law provides for the involvement and full participation of civil society, particularly people with disabilities and their representative organizations.

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